Philosophy of Ayn Rand

The famous author and philosopher, Ayn Rand, who took the world by storm because of her unique philosophy, Objectivism. Ayn Rand was basically from Russia but came to the U.S and lived the rest of her life in this country. She not only conquered the English language, which was not her mother tongue but also wrote numerous books, screen plays and articles. She died in 1982, yet is still remembered because of her creativity and innovative philosophies in the literary world.

Her Philosophy Objectivism

If you perceive the world’s fundamental concepts about existence, you’ll come upon mainly two divisions, those who are extremists, considered to be very religious, whereas the other side reflects the liberal attitude towards life. So, we can say that the two diverse views are based mainly on conservatives and liberals. However, Objectivism completely rejects this notion and promotes secularism or absolutism, nowhere in alliance with liberalism, conservatism or even mediocrity. You can understand it better by the words pure, laissez-faire capitalism.

Though, she was heavily criticized by her peers but there were those who followed in her footsteps and in our times, the number of pursuers have, but only increased. She endorsed Continue reading Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Facts and History

Ayn RandAyn Rand was best known as an author as well as a philosopher. She was born on February 2, 1905 as Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum to Jewish-Russian parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her father, Zinovy Rosenbaum, was a prominent pharmacist and businessman, raising Ayn and her two younger sisters in a wealthy lifestyle, one that was looked down upon by the Revolutionary currents taking place at the time. Since Ayn was a young child, she had been interested in literature, writing screenplays and novels since ages eight and ten, respectively. She and her best friend, Olga, were also extremely interested in politics.
During Lenin’s revolution, Ayn and her family fled to the peninsula of Crimea, which was held by the Russian White Army at the time, the opposing force to the Communist Red Army. It would be while she was in high school in Crimea where she would make her stand as an atheist, believing in reason. Later, her and her family relocated back to Petrograd (changed from St. Petersburg in 1914, then changed to Leningrad in 1924), where she attended college. Life was much different at her second stay in Continue reading Ayn Rand Facts and History